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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

"George Carlin's "The Planet Is Fine"
We're so self-important. So self-important. Everybody's going to save something now. "Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails." And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these fucking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the fucking planet?

I'm getting tired of that shit. Tired of that shit. I'm tired of fucking Earth Day, I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren't enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world save for their Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don't give a shit about the planet. They don't care about the planet. Not in the abstract they don't. Not in the abstract they don't. You know what they're interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They're worried that some day in the future, they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn't impress me.

Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked. Difference. Difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We've been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floatin' around the sun?

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!

We're going away. Pack your shit, folks. We're going away. And we won't leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet'll be here and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet'll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.

You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet's doing. You wanna know if the planet's all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilowaia, Hawaii, who built their homes right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we're gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, 'cause that's what it does. It's a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it's true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new pardigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn't share our prejudice towards plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn't know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, "Why are we here?" Plastic...asshole.

So, the plastic is here, our job is done, we can be phased out now. And I think that's begun. Don't you think that's already started? I think, to be fair, the planet sees us as a mild threat. Something to be dealt with. And the planet can defend itself in an organized, collective way, the way a beehive or an ant colony can. A collective defense mechanism. The planet will think of something. What would you do if you were the planet? How would you defend yourself against this troublesome, pesky species? Let's see... Viruses. Viruses might be good. They seem vulnerable to viruses. And, uh...viruses are tricky, always mutating and forming new strains whenever a vaccine is developed. Perhaps, this first virus could be one that compromises the immune system of these creatures. Perhaps a human immunodeficiency virus, making them vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases and infections that might come along. And maybe it could be spread sexually, making them a little reluctant to engage in the act of reproduction.

Well, that's a poetic note. And it's a start. And I can dream, can't I? See I don't worry about the little things: bees, trees, whales, snails. I think we're part of a greater wisdom than we will ever understand. A higher order. Call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. The Big Electron...whoooa. Whoooa. Whoooa. It doesn't punish, it doesn't reward, it doesn't judge at all. It just is. And so are we. For a little while."
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thank you mr.carlin

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Poster: HiRoller Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

I just re-read the title and realized it said George CARLIN not George CLINTON. I was wondering why the Prime Minister of Funk was going on a rant about the environment, but that cleared it up.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 15, 2007 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

it's funny. I remember watching carlin on HBO 20 years ago and thought he was the funniest man on the planet. I saw him on the latest HBO special and he looked like he escaped from an old age home just rambling. making zero sense. Seriously, I was waiting for a joke or better yet a decent punchline for over an hour.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Feb 16, 2007 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Ah, George Carlin. Always I laugh, but I never really end up agreeing with him -- to me he just seems bitter at the world, overwhelmed by the world, betrayed by the world, somehow.

Anyway, I've heard a lot of rants about Global Warming - pro and con -- I used to work at the U.S.Chamer of Commerce where we made TV ads against it. Plus, I'm at college now so I've definitely got the environmentalist side of the debate.

There was so much information and disinformation that the two seemed to meld together. Too much debate, in my view, isn't really so good. In the end all I could say was that I tend to believe that global warming is happening and it's at least partly man-caused.

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Poster: Bird Creek, Alaska Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Tiger and Rasta,
Yeah Al Gore might be a hack, but don't kill the messenger.

I am not sure where you get your information from. Maybe you should take a bit of time and learn the facts.

Here is a quick summary on global warming, "hot" off the press:
http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf

Although it is amusing what George Carlin thinks about the fate of our planet. I don't see him comming up with any solutions other than pack our shit and get ready. Pathetic, but funny in a sick way.



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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:15pm
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The Myth of Manmade Global Warming

Yes we are in a long-term global warming trend, but this trend is not manmade nor is it in any way exceptional as is illustrated below.


see: The history of climate

The current warming trend began in the 1700s with the end of the last Little Ice Age, but we are still far below the medieval optimum and earlier warm periods.

Large Historic temperature swings were experienced throughout the present interglacial period.

For a simplified illustration that also includes the significantly warmer interglacial optimum of 500-7000 years ago when mankind's presence was minuscule on the planet, see: "The Ice Age Is Coming" by Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection Warsaw, Poland - The report is in pdf format - see page 58 (8 of 15) for the large temperature swings throughout the present interglacial period in which the current global warming is but a blip that doesn't even come close to the much warmer historic temperatures. And all of that happened long before there was anything manmade in the atmosphere except smoke from few camp fires.

The point is that the planet has been warming and cooling by natural means that are way beyond our ability to alter or prevent. Even the current warming tend, which began in the mid-1600s, began long before manmade greenhouse gases were created by industrial activity that is currently blamed for global warming in one of the most deeply reaching political cover-up projects in history, which is obviously designed to hide the impending return of the Ice Age.

Global warming assumptions based of false CO2 measurements.

in a statement written for the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - March 2004 - Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski warns the U.S. legislature that the current global warming doctrine is based on the assumption that manmade greenhouse gases have been rapidly accumulating in the global atmosphere during the last hundred years. Indeed, measurements from ice core samples are cited to prove the escalating trend. He warns that this proof is apparent based on a fundamental 'errors' since it is known in the scientific community that gases trapped in glacial ice are compressed and dissolved, or crystallized under the enormous pressures of the accumulating ice masses. It is known that when the deep ice core samples are drilled out and brought to the surface the confining pressure is removed. The gases expand and fracture the ice, by which a portion escapes through the micro fractures. He points out that the result is that the deeper layers yield fewer such gases, since a portion has has escaped through the micro fractures. He warns that the resulting false result is cited as proof that there were fewer such gases historically, which can be disproved by various types of historic biological measurements. These biological measurements indicate, not surprisingly, that the CO2 contents in the atmosphere was roughly the same in the mid-1600s when the current warming trend began.

For more details please refer to the statement by Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. on CO2 measurements - written for the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - March 2004. (Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski is a world-renowned atmospheric scientist and mountaineer, who has excavated ice of 17 glaciers on 6 continents in his over 50-year career.)

The CO2 portion of the global greenhouse effect is minuscule.

Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski also points out in his paper "The Ice Age Is Coming" that the supposedly "dangerous" increase in global CO2 gases (the non-existing 30% increase) was dwarfed in historic times by CO2 levels that were 18 times higher during the Ordovician Period 440 million years ago when glaciers expanded in both hemispheres of the planet and eventually resulted in an a Ice Age that led to the second-most extensive extinction of life in geologic history.

Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski further points out in his paper that the CO2 portion of the global greenhouse effect is minuscule in comparison with greenhouse effect of water vapour which is responsible for 96% to 99% of the total greenhouse effect. He suggests that whatever affects the water vapour affects 96% to 99% of the total greenhouse effect and thereby the global climate. (see page 4 of 15)

Solar Cycles, not CO2, affect our climate (both the warming and the cooling cycles.)

Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski points to the well-known fact that the water vapour content in the atmosphere is to a large measure affected by the ionization that occurs in the troposphere under the influence of cosmic radiation. Ionized particles are many times more attractive to water vapour than non-ionized particles. By this effect the intensity of cosmic radiation is major factor in cloud formation.

Zbigniew Jaworowski points out that cloudiness and water vapour are nearly a hundred times more influential on global temperature variations than all the rest of the greenhouse gases combined. He suggests for example, that if it were possible to double the global CO2 concentration, the effect could be cancelled out by a 1% increase in cloudiness.

It is also known that large swings in the intensity of cosmic radiation is not unusual for the Earth, and that this intensity is greatly influenced by the intensity of solar cycles manifest in solar winds and magnetic storms, which shield the Earth to some degree from cosmic radiation.

The bottom line is that the intensity of cosmic radiation effecting cloud formation and thereby our climate, is governed by solar cycles and not by any manmade effects. Therefore, the global warming and global cooling cycles are definitely not caused by variances of CO2 and other gases.

The current global warming trend may be coming to an end.

In real terms, the manmade global warming doctrine is a myth. It is conjured up for political objectives that have nothing to do with anything real in the physical universe.

Zbigniew Jaworowski cites a Russian report form the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics in Irkutsk, suggesting that the global warming trend that brought us out of the last Little Ice Age might be reversing again. At least is has been doing that in Irkutsk. The average annual temperature that has been measured at the institute had peaked in 1997 at 2.3 degrees C. and then dropped gradually to 0.4 degrees by 2000, after which it levelled off at the current minus 0.1 degrees.

The institute at Irkutsk has also measured corresponding variances in sunspot cycles that typically precede global air temperature changes by three years. Scientists at the institute tell us that the current 11-year sunspot cycle is weaker and that they expect the foreseeable next two cycles to be weaker still, going into the mid-2020s.

Global cooling can give us warmer temperatures
(not a contradiction).

The current summer heat wave that is widely attributed to global warming is actually consistent with global cooling.

A new Ice Age is on the horizon. It is caused by the diminishing intensity of the sun's sunspot cycles. The diminished solar activity in turn allows more cosmic radiation to reach the earth, thereby increasing cloudiness with the corresponding decrease in water vapour in the atmosphere which provides 97% of the greenhouse effect that makes the Earth warm and liveable. In short, the Earth's greenhouse mantle is slowly diminishing towards the coming new Ice Age. But why would this trend give us warmer temperatures?

The answer lies in the nature of the greenhouse effect. The sun is our heat source. Its energy comes to the surface of the Earth in the form of short-wavelength radiation that cuts right through the greenhouse mantle and heats up the land and the oceans. But the heat that is so created on the surface, the 'dark-body' heat of the earth, is reflected back into the atmosphere in the form of long-wavelength radiation. A portion of that heat is absorbed there and reflected back to Earth, retaining it, similar to the way that heat is retained in a greenhouse. When the greenhouse effect becomes diminished, less heat is reflected back, whereby the Earth becomes colder. However, the sun also emits heat in the form of long-wavelength radiation. When the greenhouse effect is strong much of this incoming heat is reflected back into space, but when the greenhouse effect is weak, less is reflected back into space and more is reaching the Earth. The result is that the climate tends to get hotter during the clear summer days, even while it gets colder in general. Moscow reports 40-below deep-freeze temperatures in the winter and 40-above steam oven temperatures in the summer. The effect of greenhouse mantle is to moderate these harsh differences. As the greenhouse diminishes, the moderation also diminishes, creating stronger heat waves and cold periods. The resulting lack of moderation is especially noticeable in the oceans, which are thereby are getting warmer since the oceans retain their heat better than land does. The great forests are similarly effected by the more intense heat penetration, even though the climate is getting colder.

It is easy to cry "global warming" when the heat waves are scorching the Earth. Unfortunately the resulting hoopla is taking us in the wrong direction leading to incorrect responses. Society goes into fear and destroys its economies to lower CO2 greenhouse gases to fight manmade global warming, without ever realizing that there is no such thing as manmade global warming and CO2 is not a factor when 97% of the greenhouse effect comes from water vapour. The bottom line is that the entire CO2-based manmade global-warming hoopla is built on a lie. No facet of it concurs with real history. And why should we be surprised at this, since it has become morally acceptable to lie to society on a grand scale in the name of political objectives, or imperial 'business' objectives? Shouldn't we be more concerned with understanding what is really affecting our climate?

Large-scale protests by the scientific community against the global warming doctrine.

One of the lies is that we are told in the media, is that the general scientific community supports the manmade global warming doctrine. Nothing could be further from the fact. Three major petition projects have been launched by the international scientific community, which are poof of that.

The Heidelberg Appeal

The first of these official declarations of protest by the scientific community was the 1992 Heidelberg Appeal. The appeal was launched from the University City of Heidelberg in Germany as a protest statement against the unscientific global warming assumptions and the draconian demands based on it. This pioneering appeal netted the Heidelberg organizers 4000 signatures from scientists from 69 countries and 63 Nobel Laureates . Of course, one shouldn't be surprised that this massive appeal didn't even make it onto the 'agenda' of the Rio climate conference in 1992. The conference was already then known to follow a political agenda rather than the truth.

The Leipzig Declaration

Subsequent to this failure by the scientific community to get the truth heard, and undeterred by the defeat, the next protest declaration was launched from Leipzig, again in Germany, which became known as Leipzig Declaration. This time the project was focused on getting signatures from exclusively the world's actual climate specialists, in condemnation of the global warming doctrine.

The Leipzig Declaration project brought together 110 protest signatures from the leading experts in the climate science field. The project was completed in time for the 1997 Kyoto climate conference. But once again, the voice of the actual experts wasn't heard. Dissent evidently wasn't 'welcome' at the Kyoto conference either. After all, the conference had been organized to rubber-stamp the global warming doctrine and to enforce it. Evidently, the outcome of the conference had been largely predetermined, which is usually the case with these kinds of UN world-conference events for which the delegates are generally hand-picked for their commitment to the predetermined conclusions.

The Oregon Petition Project

After the voice of dissent had been successfully hidden at the Kyoto conference, another petition project was launched by the scientific community, the so-called Oregon Petition Project (it was actually run out of California). The petition project brought together an unprecedented 17,000 signatures from scientists from around the world, urging the world's government not to ratify the unscientific assumptions behind the Kyoto Accord.

A combined report on the opposition from the scientific community was published in an 1999 newspaper article (Feb. 1), of The New Federalist, Leesburg, VA, by the atmospheric scientist Hugh W. Ellsaesser, retired form Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after 23 years of atmospheric and climate research and 20 years as an Air Weather Officer for the U.S. Air Force.

The Kyoto Protocol met with an 85% rejection across the world by 2004.

The reality is that in 2004, five years after Ellsaesser's article was written, and seven years after Kyoto, in spite of all the claims in the general media of a supposed global consensus on global warming, only 32 countries of the 210 that adopted the Kyoto Protocol have actually ratified it. This lack of a positive response amounts to an 85% rejection of the protocol.

The widespread rejection of the Kyoto Protocol might be contributed in part to the Oregon Petition Project, and possibly to a gradual awakening to reality that is involved.

The prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences, for example, has published its conclusion in May 2004, confirming that the Kyoto Protocol does not have any scientific grounds whatsoever.

Nevertheless, the global warming hoopla continues. The evident goal appears to be to prevent the outbreak of a New Renaissance across the world, which would result in a powerful new thrust for humanist and scientific progress. This progress towards a new renaissance is what the imperial powers fear more than anything else. And rightfully so, because a highly developed humanity would not tolerate the continued looting of the world. That is what the imperials would not survive, who deepened on looting. But it would enable mankind to survive. Thus, the future existence of 99% of mankind hangs in the balance over a globally staged attempt to cover up the truth with a lie.

The history of the global warming dogma.

The global warming dogma was 'invented' in the early 1970s when the scientific community became concerned about the necessary economic development that would assure the survival of mankind in the dramatically changing world caused by the return of the Ice Age. Calls were raised to organize an international meeting to discuss what measures would be required to meet the challenges of the coming Ice Age. This meeting never took place. The agenda was hijacked and turned upside down by imperial forces to pull the focus away from the near return of the Ice Age. The doctrine of global warming was 'invented' and put in place to accomplished that, to prevent a global economic renaissance by all possible means.

Great scare stories were conjured up to get the counter-organizing momentum going, build on the basis of 'scientific' lies. One scientist of the group of the counter-organizers has put it this way: "Each of us has to decide what is the right balance between being effective and being honest." (Quoted by the late Dr. Dixy Lee Ray -- head of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission 1972-1975 and governor of Washington 1977-1981, -- presented in an article, "Global Warming, Ozone Depletion--Where's the Evidence?" published in 21st Century Science and Technology special report, November 1997, page 80, based on an address by Dr. Ray to the Jefferson Energy Foundation in Washington D.C. on Oct. 15 1991)

While the lies continue, the Ice Age is coming.

Professor Zbigniew Jaworowski explores in his paper whether mankind will be able to protect its biosphere against the returning Ice Age. He suggests that the answer depends on how much time we still have. He suggests that statistically the return of the Ice Age is already overdue by half a percent (500 years) and might be happening soon. He suggests that mankind won't be able to acquire the knowledge and the resources in the next 50 years to govern the climate of the world. He points out that even the most intense effort to double the global CO2 levels (should this be actually possible) would be trifling. In other words, nothing that is in our power can prevent the Ice Age from recurring and its radically reduced global temperatures. We can only prevent the consequences by large-scale scientific, technological, and economic means.

The bottom line is that the only hope that mankind has to maintain its biosphere that its very existence depends on, it to build the technological infrastructures that enable mankind to shift its food production into indoor facilities. Technologically, such a feat is totally possible. The material and energy resources are available to do this. Also the intense economic development is possible to achieve that would enable mankind to build the needed vast infrastructures on a near global scale. But will mankind do it?

Considering what is at stake and the potential urgency of it, the scientific and economic development and the building processes should begin now, in our time. Tragically nothing is happening on this front. Mankind's economic resources are instead being destroyed at an amazing rate and what is left is devoted to war. Nor will we see a reverse in this trend for as long as the return of the Ice Age continues to be hidden behind the mythical fairy tale of global warming. Only the consequences on our food resources cannot be hidden.

Our global food resources seem to be far more vulnerable to global cooling than we care to acknowledge, even the weak trend that has already begun. A part of this vulnerability may already be visible in the failing harvests in the U.S. grain belt as dryer climates are beginning to develop. (See: Alpha Omega Newswire report, June 13, 2006.

Will mankind make the needed breakthrough to protect its food resources from the coming Ice Age cooling and live?

Who can answer that? It appears that the answer depends on what we do in the present time, and specifically what we do individually to assure that the breakthrough will happen. The question is, do we have enough love for our children and their children and for one-another across the world, and for our humanity, that we will make the 100-year effort to prepare ourselves and our world for the coming Ice Age before the transition begins? Some glacial evidence from southern Greenland suggests that the last transition began with sharp, short-term temperature fluctuations in the order of decades before the climate change-over settled down.

If the transition to the next Ice Age begins with mankind being unprepared to protect its food resources in indoor facilities, even for a few decades, the collapsing agriculture would likely reduce the global population to very small numbers. Mankind came out of the last Ice Age with only 1-10 million people, for the lack of food resources. We won't do much better this time around. Mankind might be able to support a 100 million people maximum (1% of the expected population in a hundred years time) and bring that remnant through the next 90,000-year cold spell. This might be the best that mankind can do if the Ice Age resumes without the world being prepared for it with indoor agriculture. However, should we, today, choose to take steps to protect the global food resources from the expected 'near' return of the Ice Age, we would have to start soon, because time may be running out. It will likely take mankind at least 100 years to develop the technologies, power systems, financial resources, and a high-powered economy that can build the infrastructures. A hundred years might be all that we've got left (if we are lucky).

Are we willing to go this route and protect our future?

That's the question we need to answer urgently. Dreaming about global warming won't allow us to even consider that question. That's the great danger that we face with the global warming doctrine. The future survival of 99% of humanity is at stake. The outcome will most likely be determined by how we answer that question in our time.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:33pm
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That's why I have faith things will work out - so long as we actively work to increase the number of pirates. Argh!
http://www.venganza.org/about/

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Poster: jahnasie Date: Feb 16, 2007 11:14am
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Actually, tigerbolt, since 1999 the vast majority of scientists have recognized that man has had an impact on recent warming trends. Yes, there are natural warming cycles and CO2 levels have been greater than at this point in time. However, those were time periods were man was either not present or living in a far different manner than we are today. I suggest reading an article by Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker to appreciate the impact of sudden changes in climate on mankind ("The Climate of Man, New Yorker magazine). The fact is, man has not been a factor in these previously natural warming cycles, and there is no telling what the eventual result will be in adding this element to the equation. Fake science to push a political agenda? No one has a larger political lobby/agenda then the fossil-fuel industry, and even they are now reluctant to reject the reality of anthropogenic climate change:

Tuesday: "In a speech at a major industry gathering, Mr Tillerson (Exxon Mobile Chief Executive) acknowledged that the planet was warming while carbon dioxide levels were increasing, suggesting a more accommodating position than the hard-nosed stance Exxon had held."

The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings

The rejection of Kyoto is a political move on the part of nation-states, and has little to do with science. The testimony of Jaworowski aside, most of the information you have provided is outdated by nearly ten years. I will take the word of the 1200-odd scientists and policy makers who wrote and reviewed the most recent report on global climate change:

http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/docs/WG1AR4_SPM_Approved_05Feb.pdf

And to others, I understand levity is a good thing, but looking at a problem like this and taking a "we are going to die, anyway" approach is childish. This has nothing to do with us, but the generations to come. And this "move to higher ground" reply is no better. Global warming's impacts extend far beyond sea level rise, and ironically enough, will have the greatest impact on the citizens of developing nations (who did little to create the problem), not U.S. ocean front residents.

I have been a member here a long time, but this is my first thread. I am here for the music, and I think I'll get back to it now (GD 9-10-72). Thanks for the conversation.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 16, 2007 11:50am
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thank you for the climate report link - i hadn't seen that one yet - printing now

much appreciated!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 16, 2007 12:26pm
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and I'm printing out tigerbolts long post to really study/read it thru-the ice core sample part is VERY interesting. I sure hope bipeds are not responsible for Sun cycles & Volcanos also. If -for what ever the cause- sea levels rise and all that, i repeat, move to higher ground.
Or maybe we are all powerful enough to even halt a natural Ice Age. Adapt in any case.
There are also natural pole changes and if that occur's in our lifetime, be ready for a mile high tidal wave. WHATEVER! When and however i die, It's either heaven or hell, but thats my Christian religious belief.
I think "End times" for Man, as prophesised in the Bible, are real and soon. I try not to cherry-pick my Christian beliefs. We all leave here someday, teach your children well. This is ALL a staging place point for >> eternal life-imo.
Wonder why this place is refered to as the Valley of death?
Simple, it is. Imo-Imo-a-nay.
Consider me a fatalist or a realist, but this is just a temporary home for me. Now dump the car and ride a bike (cow farts are a big problem too-bossie!) My "End of the world" is when I leave it.
I don't wish to live thinking this is ALL that there is. So there! :)

This post was modified by rastamon on 2007-02-16 20:26:16

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 16, 2007 12:32pm
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i printed that out too - i love this stuff

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Feb 16, 2007 12:58am
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had i seen these posts' first ,probably would'nt have put up my little response in the al gore thread. NICE WORK!!! Tigerbolt!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:06pm
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That report is seriously flawed - in fact, ExxonMobil is currently at work funding corrective analyses for the same.

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Poster: Bird Creek, Alaska Date: Feb 15, 2007 5:51pm
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EXXON? Give me a fuckin break!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:09pm
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AHA!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:21pm
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Yes, all very true, Tiger, The planet will survive. Barring unforeseen cosmic cataclysms its got about another 5 billion years before the sun goes red giant and swallows it up. Plenty of time to wipe the slate clean and start over again. But are you really in such a hurry to give up your tenancy? Are you really so fatalistically, cynically ready to leave my child and yours homeless?

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

that was the whole point rob,humans can't even take care of themselves much less the planet.got to save the human race first,and people like al gore are just idiots,the guy is a joke.my friend had a pitcure of him driving around in a huge suv wtf???? then he comes out with this show about the enviroment and i'm suppose to believe this joker.that whole skit by carlin was to point out that we need to help each other out first,seems like no one gets it,oh well.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Tigerbolt! RIGHT ON and well said!!
One lousy volcano puts a zillion more tons of crap in the atmosphere then sweaty AL Gore can conjer up. If people believe his poppycock alarmist rants, then they should move to higher ground instead of milling about chanting Kyoto-kyoto. Thus saving their children from certain doooom.
The far left hero, Sodomy Insane should have been hung for the oil fires he started. And the Mount Pinatubo Volcano, in the Philippines raised the earth temp by a few degrees for the next 50yrs.
DUH!
BTW, tiger, do you have a link to George Carlins skit?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Actually tiger I do get it. I guess I was trying not to fall prey to my own cynicism. We're not the chosen people. The universe doesn't care and won't know if we all just disappear. If we want to make something of the fact that we exist we'll just have to invent our own reasons for being. And if we fail we'll have no one to blaim but ourselves. Damn, but I'm gloomy tonight!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 15, 2007 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

"A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

~ Stephen Crane

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Carlin is freakin hilarious
We are messing with the environment but i am pretty sure the Earth is self regulating, which is great for the planet but may be not so good for my seven year old.

"We don't own this place but we act as if we did"

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

uh oh! I smell sulpher :)

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Poster: jahnasie Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

This is whole post is pure foolishness. Yes, Al Gore is a less than ideal spokesman and Inconvenient Truth is in large part one continuous "see, I should have been President" statement. However, climate science is the real deal and humans are having a huge impact on the way the earth operates, regardless of the opinions expressed in this thread.

Is the earth going anywhere? No. I am a huge fan of Carlin's, and he is right on with that point. However, you all seem to stress the "we need to learn to take care of ourselves" message. This is precisely what those of us who support a more climate-conscious society are pushing towards. Like Carlin said, we are the ones who will be making the early exit, and if we continue on with present, antiquated practices, we will push that exit date up by several thousand years.

Personally, I'd like to see us stick around awhile to find out if we can work through some of our other numerous faults.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

wonderfully said!!! are you new here?? if so, speak up more!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Another decent volcano sure would F up Al's agenda. Better keep yer zipper up.
Gee I hate the idea that i'm going to die of something-someday.
That will be the end of the this world-for me!
Anyway, if it's all doom & irreversable, move to higher ground. Sell yer sea level homes before the panic!
"yea, though I walk thru the Valley of death, I will fear
no evil"

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Rasta - You have become VERY serious lately. I suggest a some music to soothe yer soul.

This was posted today. Take a moment(and a breath) and enjoy the New Speedway and acoustic Brokedown.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

yeah, i know high flow, I'm usually more "progressive"
when I'm stoned out (sigh)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey al gore i give you mr.george carlin

Nice. I finally got the link to work. Again, nice.